Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Ensuring thorough comparison of modeling and simulation (M&S) results with experimental and test observations
Author(s): Donald Caughlin
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VV&A) process is integral to M&S development. Robust Verification and Validation (V&V) provides the confidence in the estimate of system performance derived from the simulation. There are five fundamental steps in the VV&A process: Requirements Validation; Conceptual Model Validation; Design Verification; Implementation Verification; and Results Validation. This paper addresses issues associated with Results Validation which is a comparison of M&S predictions with experimental (test) observations (measurements) for the purpose of ensuring the fidelity of the M&S representations of the system. Comparison of model predictions with test observations (measurements) may or may not be a straightforward process. We discuss the comparison of the experimental results (e.g. a flight test) with the output of a model (as represented by a simulation), we consider the elements of the `system' and `model,' and directly address the impact of the model abstraction techniques employed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3696, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science III, (22 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351194
Show Author Affiliations
Donald Caughlin, Univ. of Colorado/Colorado Springs (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3696:
Enabling Technology for Simulation Science III
Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top